Arri Alexa Mini LF rental. ARRI ALEXA MINI LF camera takes a step ahead on quality with respect to Alexa Mini. It offers better image quality, lower noise in situations of high sensitivity and greater dynamic range, thanks to its new sensor that shares with Arri Alexa LF.
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The sensor of the new Arri Alexa Mini LF camera is ALEV III with a size of 25.54 x 36.70 mm, it has a maximum available resolution of 4.5 K (4448 x 3096) at 40 FPS.
Arri Alexa Mini LF camera allows you to shoot up to 90 frames when you work at 2K resolution.
The Alexa LF camera sensor stands out for its natural color and pleasant skin tones with low noise. It is perfect for screens of high dynamic range (HDR) and wide range of colors (WCG).
Another new feature of the new Arri camera is that the ALEXA Mini LF can record in MXF / ARRIRAW or MXF / Apple ProRes internally on 1TB Compact ssd drives of Codex.
The Alexa MINI LF camera has three large format FSND integrated motorized filters:
The camera is compatible with ARRI Look Files available for SDR, HDR PQ and HDR HLG. ARRI ALEXA Mini LF offers 16 linear bits in the ALEXA Wide Gamut / Log C color space. It includes color spaces: Log C, Rec 709, Rec 2020. You can also get a free ARRI color tool (ACT).
The ALEXA Mini camera accessories will fit and work on the Mini LF. Except for the support on the left side that would not fit since the new design does not allow the addition of the mini left lateral support MSB-1.
The ALEXA Mini LF camera has practically the same dimensions and mounting points as the ALEXA Mini, except the media compartment on the left side of the camera. It weighs 2.6 kg for the camera body with LPL lens mount and 800 g for the MVF-2 viewfinder.
ALEXA Mini LF records in the new Code x compact units unlike the ALEXA LF camera that uses SXR capture units or SxS PRO+ cards. They can only be formatted on camera by the ALEXA Mini LF in UDF format for ARRIRAW and ProRes. This makes the work easier since we could record in ARRIRAW or ProRes formats without reformatting or changing the drives. ARRI will also use this media for future cameras.
The new Codex Compact Drive have a capacity of 1 TB. The Compact Drive has been specifically designed to support sophisticated and lossless coding that reduces the size of ARRIRAW files by 40%. HDE is free for use with Codex Capture or Compact Drives.
Both ARRIRAW and Apple ProRes recording can use the total recording capacity of the 960 GB drive. The unit offers sustained write rates up to 8 Gb/s.
ARRI launched the MVF-2 viewfinder in order to accompany the ALEXA Mini LF camera. High quality screen and viewfinder heater (to prevent fogging). The MVF-2 features a 4 ″ rotating monitor screen and a built-in headphone jack. The best of both worlds for optimal focus, dynamic range and color decisions on the set.
After almost a decade of the ALEXA user interface, we present a new and improved appearance with better functionality. The camera's HOME menus can be accessed through the drop-down monitor in the MVF-2 viewfinder, which is larger and has a higher resolution than all previous menu screens on ARRI cameras.
Like its predecessor, ALEXA LF, ALEXA Mini LF has an integrated LPL lens mount, optimized for large format sensors. The LPL mount is characterized by having a wider diameter and a reduction in the space between the lens mount and the sensor that allows it to adapt to ARRI Signature Prime lenses and future large format optics. The LPL support features a larger hole that facilitates the design of lenses for the larger sensor. The LPL assembly transfers the LDS and Cooke / i protocols and is compatible with LDS-2.
The ALEXA Mini LF needed a PL-to-LPL adapter, in order to use PL optics. The adapter has black flaps, while the LPL bracket includes blue flaps. You can set the mount and adapter to 12:00 or 3:00 to fit the data on the LDS or / i lenses. The adapter passes the LDS protocol and is compatible with LDS-2.
Other manufacturers, such as Panavision and Vantage, offer patented lens mounts for ALEXA ALEXA LF and LF Mini cameras, to support ranges of their own lens.
The LPL lens mount fitted to the ALEXA LF and ALEXA Mini LF cameras accepts ARRI Signature Primes, ARRI DNA LF and 65 format optics, and third-party LPL lenses. The PL-to-LPL adapter, which securely attaches to the LPL lens holder without tools, offers compatibility with all PL mounting lenses, either Super 35 or full frame. LDS-2 or / i lens metadata can be accessed through the LPL frame, and LDS-1 or / i methods through the PL to LPL adapter.
ARRI LBUS accessories such as cforce engines:
Arri ALEXA Mini LF camera has an LBUS connector on the LPL mount that supports all ARRI LBUS accessories.
Connect the LBUS connector of the ALEXA Mini LF to the LCUBE CUB-1, and the CUB-1 to the UDM-1 (Ultrasonic distance measurement). The CUB-1 (pictured below with the connection bracket) is a miniature converter box that converts the LBUS protocol to serial protocols and vice versa.
ALEXA Mini LF has two WiFi antennas: one of them is built into the camera body in the front at the right side and an external antenna above the camera.
SDI 1: 1.5G 422 HD (up to 30 fps), 3G 422 HD (up to 60 fps), 3G 444 HD (up to 30 fps), 6G 422 UHD (up to 30 fps).
SDI 2: 1.5G 422 HD (up to 30 fps), 3G 422 HD (up to 60 fps), 3G 444 HD (up to 30 fps), 6G 422 UHD (up to 30 fps).
If one SDI output is changed to 6G UHD, the other will have to be 1.5G HD or 3G HD
Both SDI outputs carry uncompressed video with integrated audio and metadata. SDI 1 and 2 can be “clean” (HD or UHD) or “processed” (HD only). Cleaning is an image without overlays (status, false color, zebra, frame lines, etc.).